Celje, 04 August (STA) - Tus Holding is selling Tusmobil, the company created in 2006 to become Slovenia's third wireless provider with its own network. A binding bid for the purchase has been made, and currently the terms of the contract are being finalised, the STA has learnt from an unofficial but reliable source.
It remains unknown who the buyer is and how much they are prepared to pay for Tusmobil. Unofficial information has it that the company is to be purchased by a big European mobile operator.
Tusmobil had 170,000 users at the end of last year. When it launched its operations on 31 October 2007 it only had 12,500 users. It assumed these, along with the numbering range, form Vega, a subsidiary of Western Wireless International, which decided to leave Slovenia.
In June 2009, the company absorbed Tus Telekom, and was incorporated into Tus Holding, the group owned by Mirko Tus, which also comprises grocery chain operator Engrotus.
Apart from wireless services, Tusmobil also provides fixed-line and IP telephony, internet access and IP-television. It owns GSM 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies and has a license for the UMTS 2100 MHz frequency.